Washington health care workers reiterate need for hazard pay, protective gear


Several Washington unions repre­senting nurses and other health care workers are reiter­ating their demand for hazard pay to support those on the front­lines of the coron­avirus pandemic.

The Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion, SEIU Health­care 1199NW and UFCW 21 issued a joint state­ment last week that read in part, We cannot put on a price on unsafe working condi­tions, and hazard pay does not make up for the lack of proper equip­ment and support. But it does reflect the lived reality that these workers are putting their health and their lives on the line to ensure that our entire state has a fighting chance to beat this pandemic.”


KREM 2: Washington health care workers reiterate need for hazard pay, protective gear (4/7/20)